2022 Kia Carnival: First Drive Review

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Moving the People
Hundreds of new car varieties are available today, but surprisingly few excel at carrying 7-plus passengers or large cargo while maintaining a comfortable, carlike ride. The vehicle type that has done this best is the minivan, although the incredibly utilitarian people mover has fallen out of favor with American car shoppers. Perhaps that’s why Kia decided the brand-new Carnival — a replacement for the Sedona minivan — should not be referred to as a minivan. Carnival features bold styling, innovative features, a spacious interior and the latest high-tech safety equipment. And although it may act like a minivan, the 2022 Kia Carnival is now a multipurpose vehicle, or MPV.

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